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The new fund, Earlybird III, has already invested in 14 companies in Europe and the US.
The biopharmaceutical company will use the funding to boost infrastructure, programmes and recruit staff.
The group plans to acquire an additional 65 per cent shareholding in the airport from Barclays Industrial Investments Ltd and Barclays UK Infrastructure Fund.
The B2B support services supplier will use the financing to develop its product range and to recruit additional staff.
Half the total raised was invested by 13 multinational corporations and the rest came from institutional investors.
The technology investor has invested $4.9m in Kevab, a start-up developing 3G infrastructure products.
The technology provider will take over TessComm, one of T-Venture’s portfolio companies, as part of the deal.
The private equity arm of WestAM has closed its Special Private Equity fund-of-funds and started promoting its next.
Softbank UK Ventures has invested in Venation a company which has come out of BT’s technology incubator Brightstar.
Dublin-based Aran Technologies will use the financing to globalise its sales division and develop its software intellectual property.

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